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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922161/comorbidity-analysis-between-alzheimer-s-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-t2dm-based-on-shared-pathways-and-the-role-of-t2dm-drugs
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Reagon Karki, Alpha Tom Kodamullil, Martin Hofmann-Apitius
BACKGROUND: Various studies suggest a comorbid association between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) indicating that there could be shared underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to systematically model relevant knowledge at the molecular level to find a mechanistic rationale explaining the existing comorbid association between AD and T2DM. METHOD: We have used a knowledge-based modeling approach to build two network models for AD and T2DM using Biological Expression Language (BEL), which is capable of capturing and representing causal and correlative relationships at both molecular and clinical levels from various knowledge resources...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919040/heme-binding-biguanides-target-cytochrome-p450-dependent-cancer-cell-mitochondria
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Zhijun Guo, Irina F Sevrioukova, Ilia G Denisov, Xia Zhang, Ting-Lan Chiu, Dafydd G Thomas, Eric A Hanse, Rebecca A D Cuellar, Yelena V Grinkova, Vanessa Wankhede Langenfeld, Daniel S Swedien, Justin D Stamschror, Juan Alvarez, Fernando Luna, Adela Galván, Young Kyung Bae, Julia D Wulfkuhle, Rosa I Gallagher, Emanuel F Petricoin, Beverly Norris, Craig M Flory, Robert J Schumacher, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Qing Cao, Haitao Chu, John D Lipscomb, William M Atkins, Kalpna Gupta, Ameeta Kelekar, Ian A Blair, Jorge H Capdevila, John R Falck, Stephen G Sligar, Thomas L Poulos, Gunda I Georg, Elizabeth Ambrose, David A Potter
The mechanisms by which cancer cell-intrinsic CYP monooxygenases promote tumor progression are largely unknown. CYP3A4 was unexpectedly associated with breast cancer mitochondria and synthesized arachidonic acid (AA)-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which promoted the electron transport chain/respiration and inhibited AMPKα. CYP3A4 knockdown activated AMPKα, promoted autophagy, and prevented mammary tumor formation. The diabetes drug metformin inhibited CYP3A4-mediated EET biosynthesis and depleted cancer cell-intrinsic EETs...
August 29, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915708/targeting-metabolism-and-amp-activated-kinase-with-metformin-to-sensitize-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-to-cytotoxic-therapy-translational-biology-and-rationale-for-current-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Michael Troncone, Stephanie M Cargnelli, Linda A Villani, Naghmeh Isfahanian, Lindsay A Broadfield, Laura Zychla, Jim Wright, Gregory Pond, Gregory R Steinberg, Theodoros Tsakiridis
Lung cancer is the most fatal malignancy worldwide, in part, due to high resistance to cytotoxic therapy. There is need for effective chemo-radio-sensitizers in lung cancer. In recent years, we began to understand the modulation of metabolism in cancer and its importance in tumor progression and survival after cytotoxic therapy. The activity of biosynthetic pathways, driven by the Growth Factor Receptor/Ras/PI3k/Akt/mTOR pathway, is balanced by the energy stress sensor pathway of LKB1/AMPK/p53. AMPK responds both to metabolic and genotoxic stress...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833603/metformin-incombination-with-curcumin-inhibits-the-growth-metastasis-and-angiogenesis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#4
Hui-Hui Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yan-Na Cheng, Fu-Lian Gong, Zhan-Qi Cao, Lu-Gang Yu, Xiu-Li Guo
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has poor prognosis due to the advanced disease stages by the time it is diagnosed, high recurrence rates and metastasis. In the present study, we investigated the effects of metformin (a safe anti-diabetic drug) and curcumin (a turmeric polyphenol extracted from rhizome of Curcuma longa Linn.) on proliferation, apoptosis, invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis of HCC in vitro and in vivo. It was found that co-treatment of metformin and curcumin could not only induce tumor cells into apoptosis through activating the mitochondria pathways, but also suppress the invasion, metastasis of HCC cells and angiogenesis of HUVECs...
August 19, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809398/precision-medicine-for-suicidality-from-universality-to-subtypes-and-personalization
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A B Niculescu, H Le-Niculescu, D F Levey, P L Phalen, H L Dainton, K Roseberry, E M Niculescu, J O Niezer, A Williams, D L Graham, T J Jones, V Venugopal, A Ballew, M Yard, T Gelbart, S M Kurian, A Shekhar, N J Schork, G E Sandusky, D R Salomon
Suicide remains a clear, present and increasing public health problem, despite being a potentially preventable tragedy. Its incidence is particularly high in people with overt or un(der)diagnosed psychiatric disorders. Objective and precise identification of individuals at risk, ways of monitoring response to treatments and novel preventive therapeutics need to be discovered, employed and widely deployed. We sought to investigate whether blood gene expression biomarkers for suicide (that is, a 'liquid biopsy' approach) can be identified that are more universal in nature, working across psychiatric diagnoses and genders, using larger cohorts than in previous studies...
September 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800931/molecular-signatures-of-longevity-insights-from-cross-species-comparative-studies
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REVIEW
Siming Ma, Vadim N Gladyshev
Much of the current research on longevity focuses on the aging process within a single species. Several molecular players (e.g. IGF1 and MTOR), pharmacological compounds (e.g. rapamycin and metformin), and dietary approaches (e.g. calorie restriction and methionine restriction) have been shown to be important in regulating and modestly extending lifespan in model organisms. On the other hand, natural lifespan varies much more significantly across species. Within mammals alone, maximum lifespan differs more than 100 fold, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms remain poorly understood...
August 8, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776332/sirolimus-and-metformin-synergistically-inhibits-colon-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Nadiar Mussin, Seung Cheol Oh, Kwang Woong Lee, Min Young Park, Sooin Seo, Nam Joon Yi, Hyeyoung Kim, Kyung Chul Yoon, Sung Woo Ahn, Hyo Sin Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Dong Kyu Oh, Kyung Suk Suh
We estimated the effect of various immunosuppressants (ISs) and metformin (M) to provide theoretical background of optimal therapeutic strategy for de novo colon cancer after liver transplantation (LT). Three colon cancer cell lines (HT29, SW620, and HCT116) were used in in vitro studies. HT29 was also used in BALB/c-nude mice animal models. Following groups were used in both in vitro and in vivo studies: sirolimus (S), tacrolimus (T), cyclosporin A (CsA), M, metformin/sirolimus (Met/S), metformin/tacrolimus (Met/T), and metformin/cyclosporin A (Met/CsA)...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766170/aegle-marmelos-differentially-affects-hepatic-markers-of-glycolysis-insulin-signalling-pathway-hypoxia-and-inflammation-in-hepg2-cells-grown-in-fructose-versus-glucose-rich-environment
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H Aggarwal, J Nair, P Sharma, R Sehgal, U Naeem, P Rajora, R Mathur
Fructose consumption is responsible for the onset of insulin resistance (IR), and metabolic syndrome. It possesses no functional utility in body and its detrimental effects on hepatic metabolic milieu are beyond those produced by glucose. The need of the hour is to identify fructose-induced IR as an unique pathological state to be managed differentially. The effect of aqueous leaf extract of Aegle marmelos (AM) on hepatic markers of insulin resistance using HepG2 cells cultured in either fructose or glucose-rich environment is investigated...
August 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744157/the-abc7-regimen-a-new-approach-to-metastatic-breast-cancer-using-seven-common-drugs-to-inhibit-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-augment-capecitabine-efficacy
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Richard E Kast, Nicolas Skuli, Samuel Cos, Georg Karpel-Massler, Yusuke Shiozawa, Ran Goshen, Marc-Eric Halatsch
Breast cancer metastatic to bone has a poor prognosis despite recent advances in our understanding of the biology of both bone and breast cancer. This article presents a new approach, the ABC7 regimen (Adjuvant for Breast Cancer treatment using seven repurposed drugs), to metastatic breast cancer. ABC7 aims to defeat aspects of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) that lead to dissemination of breast cancer to bone. As add-on to current standard treatment with capecitabine, ABC7 uses ancillary attributes of seven already-marketed noncancer treatment drugs to stop both the natural EMT process inherent to breast cancer and the added EMT occurring as a response to current treatment modalities...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732480/metformin-and-longevity-metal-a-window-of-opportunity-study-investigating-the-biological-effects-of-metformin-in-localised-prostate-cancer
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Danielle Crawley, Ashish Chandra, Massimo Loda, Cheryl Gillett, Paul Cathcart, Ben Challacombe, Gary Cook, Declan Cahill, Aida Santa Olalla, Fidelma Cahill, Gincy George, Sarah Rudman, Mieke Van Hemelrijck
BACKGROUND: Metformin is a biguanide oral hypoglycaemic agent commonly used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition to its anti-diabetic effect, metformin has also been associated with a reduced risk of cancer incidence of a number of solid tumours, including prostate cancer (PCa). However, the underlying biological mechanisms for these observations have not been fully characterised in PCa. One hypothesis is that the indirect insulin lowering effect may have an anti-neoplastic action as elevated insulin and insulin like growth factor - 1 (IGF-1) levels play a role in PCa development and progression...
July 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692586/bioactivity-and-prostate-tissue-distribution-of-metformin-in-a-preprostatectomy-prostate-cancer-cohort
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Mike M Nguyen, Jessica A Martinez, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Mitchell Sokoloff, Robert S Krouse, Blake A Gibson, Raymond B Nagle, Howard L Parnes, Catherine Cordova, H-H Sherry Chow
Metformin has recently been shown to have potential to reduce prostate cancer risk. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the modulating effects of metformin on tissue and systemic biomarkers of drug activity and its distribution into the prostate tissue. Twenty patients with prostate cancer scheduled to undergo prostatectomy were randomly assigned to receive either extended-release metformin or placebo for a median of 34 days before surgery. Prostatectomy and serum samples were analyzed for metformin concentrations, serum biomarkers of drug activity (prostate-specific antigen, insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3, sex hormone-binding globulin, and testosterone) and tissue biomarkers of proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, and mTOR inhibition...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685671/experimental-models-for-aging-and-their-potential-for-novel-drug-discovery
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Jaume Folch, Oriol Busquets, Miren EttchetoElena Sánchez-López, Mercè Pallàs, Carlos Beas-Zarate, Miguel Marin, Gemma Casadesus, Jordi Olloquequi, Carme Auladell, Antoni Camins
The development of antiaging drugs is an interesting area of scientific research. In order to evaluate the beneficial effects of new potential drugs, it is necessary to gather the specific knowledge on the adequate preclinical models that are available. This review focuses on invertebrate and vertebrate preclinical models used to evaluate the efficacy of antiaging compounds, with the objective to extend lifespan and health span. Dietary restriction (DR), a common experimental process to extend lifespan in all organisms, is also discussed...
July 7, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684424/il-4-up-regulates-cyclooxygenase-1-expression-in-macrophages
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Ashley E Shay, Bastihalli T Diwakar, Bo-Jhih Guan, Vivek Narayan, Joseph F Urban, K Sandeep Prabhu
Macrophages use various cell-surface receptors to sense their environment and undergo polarized responses. The cytokines, interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13, released from T-helper type 2 (Th2) cells, drive macrophage polarization toward an alternatively activated phenotype (M2). This phenotype is associated with the expression of potent pro-resolving mediators, such as the prostaglandin (PG) D2-derived cyclopentenone metabolite, 15d-PGJ2, produced by the cyclooxygenase (Ptgs; Cox) pathway. Interestingly, IL-4 treatment of bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) significantly down-regulates Cox-2 protein expression, whereas Cox-1 levels are significantly increased...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675758/metformin-suppresses-proliferation-and-viability-of-rat-pheochromocytoma-cells
#14
Min Li, Xiuli Jiang, Tingwei Su, Lei Jiang, Weiwei Zhou, Weiqing Wang
BACKGROUND Previous studies have clearly demonstrated that metformin inhibits cell proliferation and cell growth in many types of human cancers. Increased survival rates in patients with breast and lung cancer receiving metformin have also been observed. However, the effect of metformin on pheochromocytoma cells remains unexplored. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells) were cultured and treated with metformin or vehicle control. Cell proliferation, cell-cycle, apoptosis, genes expression, and the signaling pathways involved were analyzed in PC12 cells...
July 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619690/metformin-the-aspirin-of-the-21st-century-its%C3%A2-role-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and-cancer-and%C3%A2-the-promotion-of-longevity
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REVIEW
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Maik Hüttemann, Eli Maymon, Bogdan Panaitescu, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Percy Pacora, Bo Hyun Yoon, Lawrence I Grossman
Metformin is everywhere. Originally introduced in clinical practice as an antidiabetic agent, its role as a therapeutic agent is expanding to include treatment of prediabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes mellitus, and polycystic ovarian disease; more recently, experimental studies and observations in randomized clinical trials suggest that metformin could have a place in the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia. This article provides a brief overview of the history of metformin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and reviews the results of metaanalyses of metformin in gestational diabetes mellitus as well as the treatment of obese, non-diabetic, pregnant women to prevent macrosomia...
September 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616837/a-phase-ib-study-of-everolimus-combined-with-metformin-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer
#16
Remco J Molenaar, Tim van de Venne, Mariëtte J Weterman, Ron A Mathot, Heinz-Josef Klümpen, Dick J Richel, Johanna W Wilmink
Background The efficacy to monotherapy with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in advanced cancer is often limited due to therapy resistance. Combining everolimus with metformin may decrease the chance of therapy resistance. Methods Patients received everolimus and metformin in a 3 + 3 dose-escalation scheme. Objectives were to determine the dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), maximum tolerated dose, toxic effects, pharmacokinetics and anti-tumour efficacy. Results 9 patients received study treatment for a median duration of 48 days (range: 4-78)...
June 15, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581641/clk1-regulated-aerobic-glycolysis-is-involved-in-glioma-chemoresistance
#17
Li Zhang, Huicui Yang, Wenbin Zhang, Zhongqin Liang, Qiang Huang, Guoqiang Xu, Xuechu Zhen, Long Tai Zheng
Chemoresistance remains a major challenge for the treatment of glioma. In this study, we investigated the role of Clock 1 (Clk1), which encodes an enzyme that is necessary for ubiquinone biosynthesis in glioma chemoresistance in vitro. The results showed that Clk1 was highly expressed in GL261 mouse glioma cells which were most sensitive to 1,3Bis (2-chloroethyl) 1 nitrosourea (BCNU) while was low expressed in BCNU resistant cells such as glioma cancer stem cells, T98G, U87MG and U251 glioma cells. Knockdown of Clk1 in GL261 glioma cells significantly reduced BCNU- or cisplatin-induced cell apoptosis, whereas the proliferative activity and the expression of multidrug resistance-related genes including MDR1, O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase, and GSTP1 were not changed...
August 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580793/rationale-and-protocol-of-metnet-2-trial-lanreotide-autogel-plus-metformin-in-advanced-gastrointestinal-or-lung-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Sara Pusceddu, Natalie Prinzi, Giuseppe Lo Russo, Daniela Femia, Massimo Milione, Federica Perrone, Elena Tamborini, Laura Concas, Iolanda Pulice, Claudio Vernieri, Francesca Corti, Roberto Buzzoni, Filippo de Braud
Metformin (MET) has recently emerged as a potentially active agent in cancer prevention and treatment. MET is thought to exert its antitumor effects either via modification of systemic metabolism or through cell-autonomous effects (e.g., activation of AMPK and inhibition of the mTOR pathway). Preliminary findings of the PRIME-NET study suggest that the addition of MET to treatment with everolimus (EVE) and/or somatostatin analogs (SSAs) can provide clinical benefit in diabetic neuroendocrine tumor (NET) patients...
August 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571536/amp-activated-protein-kinase-as-a-drug-target-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#19
Soumaya Allouch, Shankar Munusamy
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition increasingly affecting millions of individuals worldwide and is ranked as the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an energy sensor that plays a pivotal role in cellular homoeostasis. Deficiency in AMPK activity and autophagic signaling, and sustained activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress have been shown to promote epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and renal cell apoptosis and contribute to CKD...
June 1, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548953/from-rapalogs-to-anti-aging-formula
#20
Mikhail V Blagosklonny
Inhibitors of mTOR, including clinically available rapalogs such as rapamycin (Sirolimus) and Everolimus, are gerosuppressants, which suppress cellular senescence. Rapamycin slows aging and extends life span in a variety of species from worm to mammals. Rapalogs can prevent age-related diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis, obesity, neurodegeneration and retinopathy and potentially rejuvenate stem cells, immunity and metabolism. Here, I further suggest how rapamycin can be combined with metformin, inhibitors of angiotensin II signaling (Losartan, Lisinopril), statins (simvastatin, atorvastatin), propranolol, aspirin and a PDE5 inhibitor...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
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